Updated: 02/07/2022 by Computer Hope

Short for American National Standards Institute, ANSI was founded in 1918, and today is a voluntary organization composed of over 1,300 members that establish standards for the computer industry. Below is a listing of related ANSI documents and their associated standards.


It's common for new computer users to confuse ANSI with ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange).

How do you pronounce ANSI?

ANSI is pronounced as an-see.

Computer acronyms, IEEE, INCITS, NSSN, Standard